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Accepting an offer and then rejecting

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:27 pm
by laplaceiitkgp
Can we accept 2 offers and then reject one of them later? Has anyone done this before?

Re: Accepting an offer and then rejecting

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:38 pm
by zhangvict
That sounds a little contradictory. Accepting entails a commitment to a contract of employment as a PhD student. It is never acceptable for university would accept a student and then reject them; why should it be asymmetric from the perspective of the employee?

Re: Accepting an offer and then rejecting

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:43 pm
by Fw1812
Yeah this sounds like a terrible, awful, atrocious, redundant-adjective-inducing idea.

Re: Accepting an offer and then rejecting

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:45 pm
by AMGMScrub
I believe if you accept an offer, it's binding. When you want to accept another offer, you have to get a written release from the first school. I don't know what the name of the document that states this, but you can easily find it.

Re: Accepting an offer and then rejecting

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:40 pm
by leviethai
No matter whether you can do it or not, you should have not done that.

Re: Accepting an offer and then rejecting

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:54 am
by Ivanjam
laplaceiitkgp wrote:Can we accept 2 offers and then reject one of them later? Has anyone done this before?

The answer is yes, provided that you do so in writing prior to April 15: http://cgsnet.org/april-15-resolution